Focus and scope
Since 2005 the Comunicación y Hombre journal has been devised as a forum for reflection and dissemination of the research conducted in Communication Sciences and the work carried out in our disciplines, taking the foundations of Humanism as a reference. In line with this scientific and specialised nature, the Journal does not accommodate articles of simple disclosure or those that exclusively express opinions rather those of conclusions attained after painstaking research.
With this in mind, we offer our pages to specialists in this field so that they may join us in the honest and shared search for the Truth, contributing their Studies, Research and Reviews
The Comunicación y Hombre journal accepts original and unpublished articles on the subject matter of the issue that will be studied by the Editorial Board for its possible release.
It is essential that the authors possess the title of Doctor to be able to publish, except in exceptional cases that will be studied individually by the Scientific Committee.
The study topic will be different in each issue and proposed by the Management and the Editorial Board. The Journal will invite renowned experts in the field to collaborate and accept exciting collaborations on the topic at hand. The articles presented to the Study section should contain peer-reviewed research with the necessary substance and relevant contributions that characterise a scientific publication. The studies should have between 5,000 and 10,000 words (neither the bibliography, nor the footnotes, nor the summary will be counted).
Open shipments Indexed Peer review
An open space to different research related to the general topic of the Journal. Research articles on any topic may be submitted provided they meet the informative objectives of the publication. The papers submitted to the Research section of the Journal should contain peer-reviewed research with the necessary substance and relevant contributions that characterise a scientific publication. The research presented to the Journal should have between 3,000 and 6,000 words (neither the bibliography, nor the footnotes, nor the summary will be counted).
Open submissions Indexed Peer review
Reviews of recent bibliographic works within the Journal’s field of study. As a general rule, reviews of works published in the last two years are acceptable, although, given the importance and relevance of a review, this limit can be extended. Reviews should cover between 1,000 and 2,000 words. They must be preceded by the complete reference of the book, in the following order: Author, title, publisher, place of publication, year of publication and number of pages.
Antonio GARCÍA BERRIO, Teresa HERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ
INICIACIÓN AL ESTUDIO DE LA LITERATURA.
Chair. Madrid, 2004. 389 pp.
Open submissions Indexed
Peer review process
Comunicación y Hombre only publishes articles that have the favourable opinion of the members of the Journal’s Editorial Board, for which the double-blind peer review is used.
The article must first pass a formal review to ensure that it complies with the Publication Standards. Otherwise, the article will be returned for adaptation following the Journal’s guidelines.
Acceptance will require a positive review of an expert of the Editorial Board, maintaining anonymity in the review process of both the author and the reviewer. This double-blind peer review will determine acceptance, acceptance with reservations or non-acceptance of the paper. If accepted with reservations the article will be returned to the author for adaptation according to the suggestions of the reviewer. Once this has been completed, the article will be returned to the Journal for a new peer review process.
The same author will not be able to publish more than one article in consecutive numbers.
The Journal will send an acknowledgement of receipt of the received papers and, once reviewed, will inform the interested party of its acceptance or, if rejected, will return it. The Editorial Board reserves the right to publish the articles reviewed positively in the issue of the Journal deemed most appropriate.
Authors must submit their articles to Comunicación y Hombre through this platform. This submission implies the assignment of all the rights for its future diffusion.
The Journal is published annually in both print and digital editions. However, in the digital version—and technical means permitting—, articles will be published separately, as and when the Editorial Board has reviewed and approved them to facilitate their dissemination in benefit of the authors, the Journal and the entire Scientific community in general.
The subject matter of each issue will be announced as soon as the Editorial Board has met, which will be after the previous issue has been published. The tendency, however, will be to work gradually and make a simultaneous call for papers facilitating researchers to publish their work.
Open access policy
The Comunicación y Hombre journal publishes its electronic edition in open access, under a Creative Commons licence. Recognition – Non-commercial 4.0 Licence. International
You may copy, use, disseminate, transmit and publicly expose its content, under the following terms:
- Cite the work correctly, providing a link to the licence, URL of the work, the name of the author/authors, journal and publishers.
- Contents may not be used for commercial purposes.
Mission, vision and values
The mission, vision and values of Comunicación y Hombre stem from those of the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, specifically the Faculty of Communication. The first journal was published in 2005, under the guidance of the Journal’s first director and founder, Dr Humberto Martinez-Fresneda. The publication was further developed by its second director from 2013 to 2016, Dr Elena Pedreira, who was replaced and reinforced by its third director, Dr Daniela Musicco.
The Comunicación y Hombre seeks to reflect on and disseminate the research conducted in Communication Sciences, taking integral humanism as a reference, or in other words, considering the person, the true object of the university work, in his individuality and sociability as the centrepiece. This Journal “was born with the vocation to reflect on the media, but also with the intention of raising the ultimate questions of the meaning of life” and seeking “to open a dialogue between the different disciplines”
The ultimate aim of Comunicación y Hombre is to enrich the usual contents of communication without forgetting that this growth is only insofar as it also makes man and society grow. This Journal seeks to transform through its content and be a benchmark in the dissemination of science and academia, reinforcing the ideology of the university.
The values of Comunicación y Hombre are love for truth, scientific quality, commitment to Communication as a fundamentally human process, rigour of thought, critical and human sense, academic freedom, scientific and constructive debate in Communication and Humanities, and finally similarity with the ideas of the Francisco de Vitoria University.
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